Stella McCartney presented her Spring 2013 collection in the most unlikely of places—the garden behind a funeral home on Second Avenue. But the event was a total celebration—replete with a brass band, carnival games, lemonade stand, tasty treats and cocktails in mason jars.
Models hung out amongst the crowd, played games and boogied with the band. Said crowd included Anne Hathaway, Amy Poehler, Jim Carrey, Lauren Hutton, Greta Gerwig, Emily Mortimer, Solange Knowles, Marilyn Minter, Helen Marden, Anna Wintour and Andre Leon Talley. And of course, P’trique, our favorite fashion viral sensation, was in attendance wearing a floor-length Grecian gown.
As for the collection, we can look forward to lace, leopard and a bit of fringe. Patterns get their fair share of play with an emphasis on florals in pinks and blues. —The Archive
Taking a cue from Christie’s crushworthy post on Elle Fanning, I wanted to shine the spotlight on another celebrity kid sister who is giving me a major case of style envy, Solange Knowles.
High waisted shorts, full skirts and round sunglasses somehow seem to evoke a young, modern Diana Ross (if Diana wore cut off Levi’s and lived in Brooklyn). And even though the items in the younger Ms. Knowles’ rotation are decidedly girly, she somehow manages to mix and match creating a look that is sexy and feminine without being overly sweet or slutty. She combines vintage, modern and ethnic inspirations in a way that is not only genuine, but also seems timeless.
Looking perfectly at ease in the front row of Paris fashion week, bike riding in Africa, exploring flea markets with her son in Brooklyn or simply luxuriating on a yacht in the Mediterranean, she always dresses with practicality slipping glamour into the details.
And don’t even get me started on her hair. Let’s just say, I’m a sucker for a girl who isn’t afraid of her curls.
Occupation: Professional clothing hawker (basically, wholesale for women’s clothing designers)
Astrological sign: Libra, it’s all about balance.
Your inspiration this season: I always think of Annie Hall in L.A. for my ideal spring/summer style.
Must have item in your bag: YSL Volupte Sheer lip gloss, it’s my chapstick and lip gloss in one.
Nail polish or Au Natural? Polish. I like to change it up, but my go to colors are Chanel Paradoxal and Particuliere year round and Essie Clam Bake in the summer.
Signature scent: Vanilla. Depending on my mood, I like to mix with other scents or wear alone.
Favorite Film: I could never pick just one… All time favorites include, but are not limited to A Single Man, Virgin Suicides and Annie Hall.
Dream destination: Tokyo
Guilty pleasure: Dessert, especially chocolate. I have the biggest sweet tooth!
Celebrity style you admire most: Dita Von Teese is always flawless. And I recently started to covet everything Solange Knowles wears.
Favorite place to shop online: Shopbop, Etsy and soon, The Archive.
Who’s on your twitter feed? I love @shitgirlssay. It always makes me laugh.
Where can we follow you? You can follow me on twitter @ilanalapides. I am terribly lazy when it comes to social media updates, but I’m trying to get better.